Friday, July 27, 2007

Custom Faceplate Skin Design for Halo 3 Clan

Last week I've been commissioned to created custom image for Halo clan 8-Bit Brigade. Artwork will be used for making Xbox 360 faceplate skins at and clan gear. Hi-rez image is jag free. The left side features Valhalla like terrain with crushed spaceship similar to Pelican, and the right side resembles Halo 3 Legendary Edition box art with clan logo as focal point. Mockup:

If you'd like custom art for your clan, send me a note. The only thing I can't do is use copyrighted ideas, it has to be twisted or totally original. Price for a skin size image (3700x1356) - $96

This is what the skin looks like applied to console:

Monday, July 16, 2007

Digitally Painted Landscape with Traditional Look

Today I digitally painted the landscape for my exclusive art distributor in Florida who wanted particular colors and looks. The reason I'm proud of this is because it looks like I made a pretty easy transition from traditional oil on canvas art to digital format after a few basic tutorials, and I'd like to say - I enjoyed it! (thanks to Corel Painter X and new RealBristle brushes)


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Faceplate Art Recapitulation - Summer 2007

Since the release of my Xbox 360 painting tutorial video I was introduced to Microsoft, met new friends and was commissioned to paint at total of 10 new faceplates. The last 2 works are shown here. The pink Master Chief hugging the teddy bear doesn't mean I felt a little fruity at the time:) It was commissioned by a cool girl gamer 'bs angel' who were kind enough to write numerous reviews about my service, describing in steps the creation of her cute Halo 3 faceplate (above) and also her friends' Spartan sniper one (below) from Both faceplates were featured on HBO (, you can read her detailed articles with links:

[#18 Pink Master Chief w/Teddy Bear]
[#19 Halo 3 Sniper at Valhalla]

Also 4 steps service review: Part 1 Part 2 Part 2 Part 4

The rest of collection is at [faceplates] and [fan album]